Roy Roberts Memoirs

MC 1499

Special Collections Department
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Krista Jones, 2010.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Roberts, Roy, 1898-1996
Roy Roberts Memoirs
Inclusive Dates
MC 1499
.25 linear feet (1 box)
Materials are in English.
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

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Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Processing Information

Processed by Sterlyn Gately; completed in September 2009.

Preferred Form of Citation

Roy Roberts Memoir (MC 1499), Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

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Biographical Note

Roy Roberts was born on January 20, 1898 to parents Stuart and Carrie Roberts in Gilmer, Texas. His family moved to Glenwood, Pike County, Arkansas in 1909. Upon graduating high school, Roberts enrolled at Ouachita Baptist College in Arkadelphia, Clark County, Arkansas. In 1918 during World War I, he enlisted in the Army Medical Corps, and returned home in August of 1919. In the fall upon returning home, Roberts enrolled in the College of Agriculture of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. There he met his future wife Edgar Lyday and on August 22, 1922 they married. After college Roberts and his wife moved to Choctaw, Van Buren County, Arkansas where he was offered a job as a teacher. Roberts' first child Claudia Caroline Roberts was born in July of 1923. In 1927, Roberts was named Master Teacher of agriculture for Arkansas. A year later in February, his son Roy W. Roberts Jr. was born.

In July of 1929, the family moved to Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas where Roberts became a full-time member of the Department of Agriculture Education. After a couple of years teaching, Roberts later went on to earn a Doctorate in Philosophy in 1934 from Cornell University. Roberts continued to teach Agriculture at the University, and became Professor Emeritus of Vocational Education upon retiring in 1965. Roberts has written several books including a textbook titled: Vocational and Practical Arts Education: History, Development, and Principles, (New York, Harper & Row). Roberts remained at his home in Fayetteville until his death on October 9, 1996.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of memoirs, genealogy, and photographs.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by topic.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Roy Roberts Memoir, 1965

Box 1 Folder 2

Roy Roberts Memoir, 1979

Box 1 Folder 3

Genealogy, 1979

Box 1 Folder 4

Unidentified Photographs (Images 1-10)


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